#1921
*banevoice* yes, the cracker isis
#1922

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

This subforum already has the perfect name, for now.



we must keep up with the times

#1923

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

This subforum already has the perfect name, for now.


This post is now retroactively correct

#1924
lol
#1925
What if I told you America itself is cracker ISIS, and always has been?
#1926
Actual ISIS is just Salafi America
#1927
cracker isis wants to return the upper peninsula to ohio
#1928
#1929

jiroemon1897 posted:

Actual ISIS is just Salafi America


A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with Karen Elliott House, a top CFR/Rand Corp/Dow Jones/WSJ type who wrote a book on Saudi Arabia. The book (published in 2013) seemed like it emerged from a recognition that the Saudi leadership had decayed into a gerontocracy, and the empire needed to restructure its satrap kingdom. The publisher's description notes one purpose of the book was to explore what Saudi Arabia's "longtime American protector can do to help shape the Saudi future." I don't think the book mentioned bonesaws. But during the interview she was asked "so you've worked as a journalist in Saudi Arabia for two decades... was it difficult to establish relationships with these Saudi royals, being a woman?" And she said, nah, in fact it was pretty easy because I grew up in East Texas

#1930
#1931
#1932
Incredibly cringeworthy
#1933


They Cancelled Capitalism
#1934
varoufakis and redkahina will save capitalism
#1935
Idgi, what does she think the end goal is here? Is she pro capitalist now?

I'm imagining fast forwarding to 2030 and Kahina is a mild mannered centrist, writing for Vox, working at a think tank. That nice Ms. Klein, the neighbors call. She serves on various committees, and wishes she had drowned
#1936
Al Gore... that guy could really save capitalism.
#1937
it's really fun being able to see the trot to neocon transformation happen in real time

like watching a time lapse titan arum bloom, with authentic rotten meat smell
#1938

rolaids posted:

Idgi, what does she think the end goal is here? Is she pro capitalist now?



she's a bourgeois heiress who larps as a communist revolutionary out of boredom; covid-19 shattered her fantasy and now she behaves as her class interests dictate

#1939
does anyone know what the account this tweet is talking about is, i would like to read it
#1940
The top minds at the State Department have cracked open a big case.

#1941
It's all over folks, the State Department has mastered the unbeatable secret technique "I'm rubber and you're glue"
#1942
The original article has a lot of good quotes: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/chinese-communist-partys-ideology-global-ambitions/

Let us be clear, the Chinese Communist Party is a Marxist-Leninist organization. The Party General Secretary Xi Jinping sees himself as Josef Stalin’s successor. In fact, as the journalist and former Australian government official John Garnaut has noted, the Chinese Communist Party is the last “ruling communist party that never split with Stalin, with the partial exception of North Korea.” Yes, Stalin – the man whose brutal dictatorship and disastrous policies killed roughly 20 million Russians and others through famine, forced collectivization, executions, and labor camps. As interpreted and practiced by Lenin, Stalin, and Mao, communism is a totalitarian ideology.

Under communism, individuals are merely a means to be used toward the achievement of the ends of the collective nation state. Thus, individuals can be easily sacrificed for the nation state’s goals. Individuals do not have inherent value under Marxism-Leninism. They exist to serve the state; the state does not exist to serve them.

These ideas sound remote and outdated to us. They are, after all, old ideas—they were born a century and a half ago in Europe. They were implemented a century ago by Russia, and then discarded 30 years ago as the most costly failed political experiment in history. But in China, these ideas remain as fundamental to the Chinese Communist Party as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights do to us as Americans.


The Chinese Communist Party seeks total control over the people’s lives. This means economic control, it means political control, it means physical control, and, perhaps most importantly, it means thought control.

#1943
i love the concept of the ccp as never having split with stalin
#1944

lo posted:

i love the concept of the ccp as never having split with stalin


well,

#1945
well you see, china is communist, which is bad and outdated, this is why china is failing compared to everyone else, which should not be confused with the reason why china is succeeding, which is capitalism, which china is, but not the good capitalism, but bad capitalist communism, which is cheating, which is not allowed according to capitalism which china isnt, they are communist, which doesnt work
#1946
communism, how passe. get your head out of the 19th century, you rubes.

to illustrate the folly of your ways, i will use 18th-century economic arguments and 17th-century philosophical tenets to defend the structure of capital, a concept rooted in the commerce of the city-states of 13th-century Italy,

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#1947
we can now add "revisionism" to amerikkka's list of crimes... sad!
#1948
you know, we live in chaotic times, it's hard to keep up with the breakneck pace of constantly updating news mixed media, taxing on the brain to sift through all the noise figuring out what's real. everything changes too fast

but there's something strangely reassuring about stupid shit like this. it hearkens back to the simpler times of the bush years. the familiar solidity of pure straight bullshit, so divorced from reality it can't even properly qualify as a lie. i realize that i miss it, that easy uncomplicated certainty.
#1949
Schrödinger's China
#1950
#1951

tears posted:

well you see, china is communist...



found my new copy and paste, sorry for the intellectual theft comrade

#1952

sovnarkoman posted:


there is something refreshingly blunt about the usual crypto-nazi 'conservative' talking points about race run through google translate a couple of times

#1953
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#1954

sovnarkoman posted:



that's pretty nutty because, as we all know, russia also started black lives matter

#1955

kamelred posted:

that's pretty nutty because, as we all know, russia also started black lives matter


Sounds like SOMEONE needs to watch adam curtis' 2016 masterpiece 'hypernormalisation' 🙄

#1956

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

kamelred posted:


that's pretty nutty because, as we all know, russia also started black lives matter


Sounds like SOMEONE needs to watch adam curtis' 2016 masterpiece 'hypernormalisation' 🙄



its hardly worth repeating, but between the syria and russia stuff that was insanely disappointing. good music videos though

#1957
mark ames wrote a good article about curtis' source for the russia shit a year beforehand

https://pando.com/2015/05/17/neocons-2-0-the-problem-with-peter-pomerantsev/
#1958

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

Sounds like SOMEONE needs to watch adam curtis' 2016 masterpiece 'hypernormalisation' 🙄







god, the super normies were bad enough, now they've even collected the 7 super emeralds?

#1959
i thought dr. russianbotnik stole all of those
#1960